Photography is one of my passions, I love taking photos and I love the memories they capture.
One of my favourite things is looking through old photographs from when I was a kid or photographs of family before I was born. Before we left the UK, I had to sort through everything to clear out the house and I found so many old photographs, some I’d never even seen before, I find them fascinating. Here is an old photograph of my dad with my granddad (before I was born) which I recently found:
My dad used to love taken photographs (mainly of buses....don’t ask!) so I imagine this is where my passion has come from. I had a camera from an early age and used to snap away whenever we went on holiday or on a day trip. The best bit was waiting for the film to be processed in the shop and the suspense at what the photographs would look like.
Things are different now in the digital age. You can delete pictures you don’t like or ones that are blurred before uploading them to a computer. So rather than having photo albums and bags full of photographs, I have a computer full of images. It’s amazing really at how quickly you can take a photograph and upload it to your computer or Facebook but it’s not quite got the same element of excitement as it used to have when you waited for them to be processed, or even processing them yourself in a dark room (which I did at college years ago).
I take photographs of all sorts of things. If I see a nice door, window or staircase I get my camera out and snap it. I love taking pictures of the sky and always try and get the best angle and lighting. Quite often, the best photographs are the ones where I’ve not tried that hard or through luck.
Here are a few I’ve taken that I’m really proud of:
My artwork for today "say cheese!":
What do you like photographing?